London—Dow Jones Newswires and financial information group ABQ Zawya, Dubai, have formed a partnership to provide a regional news service covering Middle East financial markets. The service will be included in a new subscription service being developed for Zawya's business and financial portal, www.zawya.com
, which is slated to launch before the end of the year. The new regional service will be targeted at the high-end professional investment community and initially will be produced in English. Dow Jones Newswires and ABQ Zawya are also exploring the potential for an Arabic-language service, the companies said.